The L4L project provides financial support to encourage parents and enable village children to attend school and receive a formal education up to and including the tertiary level. Lea and her late husband Alex have supported the children of Ban Reng Khai and other villages in the Isaan, Thailand’s poorest region, for more than 18 years.
During the past years the ‘Study project’ has grown and taken on a more formal approach. Currently the number of students in the L4L project is about 50. Many have now reached the tertiary education level where the costs are considerably higher.
Therefore, we need additional funding to meet the L4L share of the total cost - the family pays half and Learning for Living, through the Ban Reng Khai Foundation, the other half – and in exceptional cases more. For example, a donation of 6,000 Baht (~ 120 Euro) will cover one child’s expenses for one year at secondary school. Tertiary education is more expensive at about 24,000 Baht (~ 480 Euro) per student per year.
Total funds required for the coming year to support our 50 students are about 500,000 Baht (~10,000 Euro).